How can I put up plums besides making preserves.?

I still have a lot of preserves from last year. Now my tree is loaded again and I don't know what to do with them.

6 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    I know the feeling, I have a lemon tree that is a big producer. This sounds good and different.

  • 9 years ago

    You can make Plum Jam with liquid pectin

    4½ cups crushed plums (about 2½ pounds plums)

    7½ cups sugar

    1 pouch liquid pectin

    Yield: About 8 half-pint jars

    You must use the boiling water canners before beginning. If this is your first time canning, check out this video.

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    Procedure: Sterilize canning jars and prepare two-piece canning lids according to manufacturer's directions.

    To prepare fruit. Sort fully ripe plums, wash, cut into pieces, and remove pits. If flesh clings to the pits, cook plums slowly in a small amount of water for a few minutes until they are softened, then remove pits. Crush fruit.

    To make jam. Measure crushed plums into a kettle. Add sugar and stir well. Place on high heat and, stirring constantly, bring quickly to a full boil with bubbles over the entire surface. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in pectin. Skim.

    Fill hot jam immediately into hot, sterile jars, leaving ¼ inch head space. Wipe the rims of the canning jars with a dampened clean paper towel; adjust two-piece metal canning lids. Process in a Boiling Water Canner.

  • Kriss
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    dry them & make prunes

    make plum fruit leather

    make plum wine

    make plum tarts or cobbler & freeze them

    make plum sorbet

    make up a plum compote and can or freeze it

    make up & preserve a plum sauce for home made kung pao

    make a pay check: hit the local farmer's market or flea market & sell your bounty

  • 9 years ago

    make puree for shakes and mousse.

    or cut into thick slices and mix with ur favorite seafood and vegetables.

    candied for having sweet tidbit

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  • 9 years ago

    dry them into prunes

    chop them and put them in sugar, and they will become candied prunes

    just freeze them

    juice them

  • 9 years ago

    You can dry them and make prunes.

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